Sue Sanderson

Sue Sanderson – our horticulturist expert

Sue Says
Check your rhubarb isn’t too shaded from the sun as this may be causing the spindly growth; rhubarb flourishes in full sun and will grow poorly in the shade. Rhubarb also requires very high nitrogen levels in the soil so it’s advisable to apply a heavy dressing of manure or compost every autumn or spring. In addition give your rhubarb a feed in spring with a fertiliser high in nitrogen . It’s also worth mentioning that rhubarb likes a free draining soil – waterlogged soil can encourage the crown to rot, so improve drainage if necessary.

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